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Cruise across Europe from Budapest to Berlin 2020

29 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BUDAPEST
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.
 
DAY 2 BUDAPEST
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. The city is full of treasures such as the Neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll return on board in the evening and leave for Vienna. After dinner, enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 3 BUDAPEST - VIENNA
We'll arrive in Vienna early in the morning. Enjoy some free time or join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Hofburg Palace. You can have an evening on your own tonight or join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Vienna by night.
 
DAY 4 VIENNA
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Schoenbrunn Palace.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living - Music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus(1) concert hall.
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna. We'll return to the ship for dinner. This evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)
Our ship will depart at midnight.
 
DAY 5 MELK - PASSAU
This morning, we'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley all the way to Melk. We'll then set off on an excursion for both packages: visit of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. We'll return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll return on board and leave for Passau. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 6 PASSAU
After breakfast, explore Passau in the company of our hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg.
 
DAY 7 REGENSBURG - HILPOSTEIN
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Regensburg. The fourth largest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph, its historic center is seeping with 20 centuries of history. Our ship will continue on to Kelheim, where we'll find it at the end of the morning. We'll cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Hilpostein.
 
DAY 8 HILPOSTEIN - NUREMBERG - BAMBERG
We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. Nuremberg is Bavaria's second-largest city and an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. During our tour of the city, the ship will sail to Erlangen. We'll then cruise to Bamberg. Our ship will sail through the night.
 
DAY 9 BAMBERG - ROTHENBURG
We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. We'll then set off on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river with narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. During our tour, the ship will sail to Kitzingen. We'll have dinner on board and cruise through the night.
 
DAY 10 WÜRZBURG - WERTHEIM
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Würzburg and the Residenz, former residence of the prince-bishops. Ths city is nestled in a beautiful, hilly location on the river and possesses a wealth of history. Our ship will continue on to Karlstadt, where we'll find it at the end of the morning and start cruising to Wertheim.
 
DAY 11 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - ASCHAFFENBURG
Explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. We'll cruise to Aschaffenburg.
 
DAY 12 ASCHAFFENBURG - FRANKFURT - MAINZ
Our ship will depart for Frankfurt. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for a tour of Frankfurt, the largest financial center in continental Europe.
DISCOVERY: "Mainhattan and the Main Tower" - a panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. We'll arrive in the late afternoon when you'll be able to explore the city in the company of our hostess. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 13 MAINZ - STRASBOURG
To help get your blood moving, join us for an aerobics class as we cruise to Strasbourg. After passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine - Iffezheim and Gambsheim - we'll arrive in Strasbourg at 2:00 p.m. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in the city. Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner, join us on an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of Strasbourg by night (depending on availability).
 
DAY 14 STRASBOURG - RÜDESHEIM
Morning spent cruising to Rüdesheim. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Touristic train, tasting* of the famous wines of the region and guided tour of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rüdesheim
In the evening, enjoy time at leisure to discover the Drosselgassse famous for its numerous bands and cafes.
 
DAY 15 RÜDESHEIM - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF
This morning will be spent cruising on the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine towards Cologne, passing beautiful castles among reputable vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock along the way. Join us on a tour of Cologne in the company of our hostess. Afterwards, we'll cruise to Düsseldorf. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 16 DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM
We'll spend the whole day sailing. We'll pass the border in Emmerich and continue cruising towards Utrecht and Amsterdam. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of Amsterdam by night.
 
DAY 17 AMSTERDAM
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans.
Enjoy a free evening.
 
DAY 18 AMSTERDAM
After a buffet breakfast on board, enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included). Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 19 AMSTERDAM
Departure for an excursion for both packages: Visit the Rijkmuseum. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the Hague and its hidden courtyards. Enjoy a free evening in Amsterdam tonight.
 
DAY 20 AMSTERDAM - GRONINGEN - DELFZIJL
We'll depart early for Groningen. Enjoy some free time in the youngest Dutch city. Afterwards, our ship will leave towards Delfzijl. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 21 DELFZIJL - PAPENBURG - OLDENBURG
Today we'll cruise to Papenburg. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Doerpen and start cruising to Oldenburg, reaching it during the night.
 
DAY 22 OLDENBURG - BREMEN
Enjoy some free time for a brief stroll around Oldenburg. Afterwards, our ship will depart for Bremen. Join us an excursion for both packages: Tour of Bremen, the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. At the end of our tour, we'll return on board. Enjoy a free evening in the city.
 
DAY 23 BREMEN - NIENBURG - STOLZENAU - MINDEN
Early this morning, our ship will depart for Nienburg. Optional transfer by coach to the "red town” which has a magnificent Town Hall from the Weser Renaissance. During this time, the boat will sail to Stolzenau. We'll start cruising towards Minden.
 
DAY 24 MINDEN - HANOVER - ANDERTEN - BRAUNSCHWEIG
Early this morning, our ship will depart for Hanover. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the city. The capital city of Lower Saxony is one of the main economic centers in Germany. We'll return on board in Anderten and continue cruising towards Braunschweig. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 25 BRAUNSCHWEIG - BULSTRINGEN - MAGDEBURG
Departure of the boat early this morning for Bulstringen. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Magdeburg, a town located in the middle course of the Elbe and full of character. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Magdeburg. Enjoy a free evening tonight.
 
DAY 26 MAGDEBURG - BRANDENBURG - POTSDAM
Early this morning, our ship will depart for Brandenburg. This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssoucis palace. We'll return on board in Potsdam.
 
DAY 27 POTSDAM - BERLIN
Our ship will sail to Berlin Spandau. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the city which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. Afterwards, we'll return on board and enjoy an excursion for both packages: Tour of Berlin by night. 
 
DAY 28 BERLIN
Today, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Charlottenburg Palace, the largest in Berlin. Enjoy some free time in Berlin this afternoon and a free evening in the city.
 
DAY 29 BERLIN
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services. 
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Unique and romantic Budapest
  • Authentic Vienna
  • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity
  • Rüdesheim and the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
  • Amsterdam and its unique architecture
  • Volendam, famous fishing village
  • Hanover, capital of Lower Saxony
  • Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace
  • Berlin, emblematic capital
  • Charlottenburg Palace
All This Included
From Budapest, embark on a trans-European cruise to Berlin, an amazing 3-in-1 to discover 5 countries with diverse and fascinating traditions and cultures. While cruising the Danube, the Main, the Rhine and the Elbe, you will have the opportunity to visit exceptional cities and sites such as Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Potsdam. We guarantee an unforgettable journey!
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Victor Hugo
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
  • (1) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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